Main Causes of AC Failure and How to Prevent Them

August 5, 2019

People rely on air conditioners to keep homes cool and comfortable during the spring and summer months of the year. Although the appliance is designed to last long-term, it can still suffer from certain issues. Here are a few of the top causes of AC failure and ways to avoid them.

1. Dirty Condenser Coils

The condenser coils are responsible for removing heat but can have difficulty operating when they become too dirty. In downtown areas where a lot of pollution is present, many people experience this issue due to the low air quality of the region. Make it a point to hire a technician to clean the condenser coils every few months to maintain the operation of the appliance.

2. Leaking Ducts

Ducts are prone to leak when holes or cracks form, which can cause air to leak into the walls, which results in a lack of cool air in the building and excess energy wasted. Fortunately, the problem can be avoided by hiring a professional to inspect the ducts frequently and also check for rodents that may cause damage to the materials and AC failure.

3. Freezing

Air conditioners are prone to freezing up and malfunctioning, which is often due to dirty air filters. Cleaning or replacing the filter regularly necessary, depending on how frequently you use the appliance. The airflow will begin to improve, which will boost the operation of the product.

4. Faulty Thermostat

Many technicians are called out to homes that have faulty thermostats. The AC may begin to cycle on and off or even fail to work at all. Scheduling inspections every six to 12 months and installing a newer model can resolve the issue and prevent it from reoccurring.

Reputable AC Repair

Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling today to learn more about the leading causes of air conditioner issues and how you can prevent the problems from developing in the future. Our crew can also help you with any heating, cooling, electrical and piping needs. We offer installation, inspection, maintenance and repair services. Our offices are in Broomfield and Colorado Springs.

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